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"Vast Defenses Now Shielding New Orleans"

"NEW ORLEANS — Finally, there is a wall around this city. Nearly seven years after flood waters from Hurricane Katrina gushed over New Orleans, $14.5 billion worth of civil works designed to block such surges is now in place — a 133-mile chain of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps too vast to take in at once, except perhaps from space."

Source: NY Times, 06/15/2012

Tennessee: "Brownsville Factory Accused of Toxic History"

"BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. -- On a Saturday morning 18 months ago, Husley Hunt looked up from his pond to witness a sight that was particularly troubling to someone who's health-conscious, grows organic vegetables and ardently hopes to live to be 100. Workers were cleaning up chemical pollution from his property."

Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal, 06/11/2012

"North Florida Soaked by Weekend Rain -- With More To Come"

"Layered on top of heavy rains dumped by Tropical Storm Beryl, a stalled front and normal summer weather patterns have drenched North Florida, causing serious flooding in Escambia County, spawning a tornado in Santa Rosa and washing out the weekend for residents on the First Coast."

Source: Jacksonville Times-Union, 06/11/2012

"Florida's Top Wetlands Expert Reinstated, But Details Remain Murky"

"The state's top wetlands expert has been reinstated after a three-week investigation, but the question of who initiated it and why remains unclear. Connie Bersok was put on paid leave from the state Department of Environmental Protection on May 11, two days after she refused to approve a permit for the Highlands Ranch Mitigation Bank in Clay County. Bersok told co-workers she had complained to the DEP's inspector general about her bosses' push to approve the Highlands Ranch permit, then wound up suspended herself."

Source: Tampa Bay Times, 06/06/2012
June 3, 2012 to June 6, 2012

The Coastal Society's 23rd International Conference

Special focus at this conference in Miami will be on the impacts the Panama Canal expansion will have on coastal environments near Florida’s deep-water ports. Connect with the experts and acquire fact-based background at one of the longest running series of coastal conferences in the U.S.

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